Laura McPhee
River of No Return

May 13–September 17, 2006
Free with Museum Admission

Laura McPhee’s stunning large-scale color photographs juxtapose idealized images of the land against the disarming reality of life in the twenty-first century. Boston-based photographer McPhee spent more than two years in a remote area of central Idaho capturing images that address Americans’ conflicting ideas about landscape and land use and our values and beliefs about our relationship to the natural world. For McPhee, this valley in Idaho is a microcosm of America and the dilemmas that communities and people nationwide face when dealing with land issues.